The meaning of the manicure has been transformed in the last few years. Until recently, painted nails were a symbol of classic, grown-up elegance. Traditional shades with timeless names – pillarbox red, or ballet-slipper pink – dominated the market. But the boom in nail art and the trend for eyebrow-raising colours – like steel grey, neon tangerine and moss green – have turned the rules upside down. Nails have never been so high profile in fashion and in popular culture and a new generation of young women are using nail polish to express their individuality, their fashion savvy, creativity and even their humour.

Nail Salon Hereford Canyon Amarillo

Nail Salon Hereford Canyon Amarillo

Nail art – the painstaking business of painting and gluing designs and tiny jewels onto nails often lengthened with extensions to create a larger canvas – has its roots in small local salons, but has rapidly become big business and a favourite of female celebrities from the worlds of music, sport and fashion. Last year, the American singer Katy Perry attended the MTV awards with a custom-painted manicure in which the names of each single from her most recent album were represented on different nails. Rihanna has been photographed with hundreds of different eye-catching manicures, from Acid House smiley faces to sharpened metallic talons. Fresh from the manicurist, many Instagram their new looks around the world.

Nail Salon Hereford Canyon Amarillo

Nail Salon Hereford Canyon Amarillo